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17 Most Luxurious Resorts in the Philippines

The Philippines is a beautiful land of islands – over 7,100 of them, in fact! Many travelers visit the Philippines in search of pristine beaches and the ultimate getaway spot. You can also find interesting historical sites, unique shops, fun festivals, and delicious cuisine here when you visit.

This collection of islands is also known as a budget-friendly destination, but there is still plenty of luxury to be experienced in these tropical islands. These are some of the most luxurious resorts to stay at in the Philippines.

Shangri-La's Boracay - Boracay Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa
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Shangri-La's Boracay - Boracay

Shangri-La’s Boracay is all about seclusion and top-notch service on one of the most amazing island vacation destinations on earth. Your stay here begins in pure luxury as you ride in a private speedboat from the Boracay shore to the resort’s door. There are over-the-top suites and villas in this resort that combines classic, contemporary, and regional influences in the décor. One of the best rooms to stay in is the Seaview Suite, which, as the name might suggest, offers stunning views across the water, especially at sunset. To learn a bit about the area’s sea life, head to the onsite marine sanctuary to view a collection of fish, corals, and clams. The Shangri-La is located within an eco-reserve, and it has a variety of dining options and a spa village onsite as well.

Key Amenities:

  • Arrival by private speedboat from Boracay

  • Over-the-top suites and villas with sea views

  • On-site marine sanctuary, spa village, and a variety of dining options

Misibis Bay Resort - Cagraray Island Misibis Bay Resort
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Misibis Bay Resort - Cagraray Island

Located on Cagraray Island of Bacacay, Albay, the Misibis Bay Resort enjoys a large tropical landscape with the jungle, volcanoes, and the beach nearby. This is a great resort for adventure lovers because of the outdoor adventures that await you just outside the resort doors. Take your pick of exciting adventure sports: mountain biking, ATV driving, dune buggies, kayaks, jet skis, and sailboats.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site spa, fitness center, kids room, and pool

  • Countless activities both at the resort and beyond, including water sports and adventure trips

  • Bar and restaurant on-site, as well as a variety of ways to dine, from picnic lunches on the beach to private candlelit dinners

El Nido Resorts - Miniloc Island El Nido Resorts
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El Nido Resorts - Miniloc Island

El Nido Resorts is made up of eco-resorts located in the El Nido-Taytay municipalities in northern Palawan. It’s a collection of resorts on Miniloc Island, Lagen Island, Alpulit Island, and Pangulasian Island, so it’s easy to island hop. It’s also easy to get involved with island activities, such as snorkeling and scuba diving available. There are more than 30 dive sites nearby to suit a wide range of skill levels, so this is a great place for both beginners and advanced divers. There are dozens of world-class beaches to discover and explore when you stay here, and environmental sustainability is a priority.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in rooms and cottages with sea and garden views

  • Access to a range of on-site complimentary activities like billiards, table tennis, and a pool

  • Close to nearly 30 different dive sites suited for all levels

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa - Mactan Island Plantation Bay Resort & Spa
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Plantation Bay Resort and Spa - Mactan Island

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is situated on a large privately-owned waterway along spacious and secluded grounds in Mactan, Cebu City. The Quantum Villa, with its four bedrooms and private pool gazebo, offers the creme de la creme of luxury. If you like to stay active when you travel, you can take advantage of this resort’s tennis, archery, beach volleyball, and rock wall climbing facilities.

Key Amenities:

  • Comfortable and spacious rooms with elegant bathrooms and four-poster beds

  • Access to a variety of sports and activities, from tennis and archery to beach volleyball and rock climbing

  • Complimentary airport transfers

Shangri-La Mactan - Cebu Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
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Shangri-La Mactan - Cebu

Another luxurious option in the Philippines is the Shangri-La Mactan, which is on 13 hectares of greenery and gardens and with a 350-meter white, sandy beach. This is a resort with a range of guest rooms and suites, plus award-winning dining. From here, you can get to the Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary with a five-minute walk and the Mactan Cebu International Airport with a 20-minute drive. The rooms here have lovely views of the ocean and gardens. There is a family fun package that you can book if you are traveling with your kids, as well as venue space for weddings, meetings, and events.

Key Amenities:

  • Within walking distance of the Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary

  • Rooms and suites feature views of the ocean and gardens

  • Home to 13 hectares of gardens and 350 meters of white, sandy beach

Henann Resort Alona Beach - Bohol Henann Resort Alona Beach
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Henann Resort Alona Beach - Bohol

At the Henann Resort Alona Beach, you’ll find world-class accommodations, the large convention center in the area that can hold up to 1,000 people, and three swimming pools. There are also pool bars, a spa, multiple restaurants, and 120 meters of beachfront. The resort is the largest one on Panglao Island and on a 6.5-hectare property. The onsite spa offers soothing massages in an oriental-themed environment, with treatments that include signature massages, aesthetic wraps, and hand and foot treatments.

Key Amenities:

  • Three swimming pools and 120 meters of sandy beach on your doorstep

  • Multiple dining and drinking options on-site, including a poolside bar

  • On-site spa with a menu of signature massages, aesthetic wraps, and hand and foot treatments

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay - Boracay An indulgent paradise in the Philippines
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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay - Boracay

If you’re looking for luxury, then the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay is a great option to consider in one of Asia’s top destinations. It is on one of the most beautiful islands in the region and a tropical paradise that’s 90 minutes from the Caticlan Airport. At this resort, you’ll find a multi-level pool, kids’ club, and playground area for little ones, plus a spa with serene wellness options. It has a variety of contemporary hotel rooms and suites, plus free Wi-Fi and a range of diverse restaurants and bars. The cuisine offered here includes Korean, Japanese, Italian, and pub food. Meanwhile, the Sol Marina Beach Club is a fun place to party and listen to live DJs and performers. There are some unique experiences you can have while staying here, including Chocolate Hour, which involves 60 minutes of complimentary chocolate indulgence every afternoon.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to a multi-level pool, kids’ club, and playground

  • An on-site spa and a variety of restaurants with diverse international cuisine

  • Access to the Sol Marina Beach Club with live DJs and performers often

  • Daily afternoon Chocolate Hour with complimentary chocolates provided

The Lind Boracay - Boracay Welcome to your tropical abode
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The Lind Boracay - Boracay

Here’s a five-star luxury resort in the Philippines that has been consistently rated one of the top places to stay in Boracay. The Lind Boracay is a luxury hotel and tropical resort with rooms that range from 47 to 181 square meters and give you views of the beach, sea, pool, or gardens. There are dining options onsite for any occasion and also a fitness center, kids’ club, swimming pools, jacuzzi, and beachfront area. For relaxation, head to the Lind Boracay spa for pampering between 10am and 10pm.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms feature views of the beach, sea, pool, or gardens

  • Dining options on-site for all occasions

  • Access to a fitness center, kids’ club, multiple pools, a jacuzzi, and a spa

Pearl Farm Beach Resort - Island Garden City of Samal A resort that was once home to a pearl farm
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Pearl Farm Beach Resort - Island Garden City of Samal

You can have an authentic Filipino experience when you stay at the Pearl Farm Beach Resort, which was once the site of a pearl farm. This is where pearls used to be cultivated as beautiful gems. There are lots of activities that you can do while staying at this luxurious resort, including water sports, movie nights, and trying fresh seafood and exotic fruits at the restaurant. For your luxury escape, you can book an inclusive package that includes full board meals, roundtrip boat transfers, and overnight accommodations. The on-site facilities include lounges, pools, a conference hall, a kids’ club, and dining establishments.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to activities like water sports and movie nights

  • Option to book all-inclusive packages

  • On-site facilities include lounges, pools, a kids’ club, and multiple restaurants

Amanpulo - Palawan Amanpulo
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Amanpulo - Palawan

The Amanpulo is a resort in the Cuyo Archipelago of northern Palawan in the Philippines and located on Pamalican Island. This is a romantic private island with white sandy beaches so that you can get back to nature with plenty of comfort and privacy in a tropical paradise. Guests stay in villages with beach frontage, casitas built into the forest canopy, and villas around a central infinity pool and expansive deck. The Beachclub restaurant is open for all three meals, and there are lots of water sports opportunities if you are looking for adventure. Complimentary car transfer from the airport to the resort is available for same-day flight connections.

Key Amenities:

  • Located on a private island with white sandy beaches

  • Accommodation in beachfront treetop casitas

  • An on-site infinity pool with an expansive pool deck

  • Complimentary airport transfer for same-day flight connections

Discovery Shores Boracay - Boracay Discovery Shores Boracay Island
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Discovery Shores Boracay - Boracay

Discovery Shores Boracay is a modern luxury resort with spacious suites in the Philippines. It is located on the beautiful island of Boracay and has some of the best restaurants on the island on-site. Here, you can try steaks, seafood, pasta, and exquisite wine. The resort has been named one of the top resorts in Asia by Conde Nast Traveler and is perfectly positioned in Station 1 of White Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. The experiences that you can have while staying here include a spa, fitness center, pool, and family adventures.

Key Amenities:

  • Perfectly positioned at Station 1 of White Beach

  • On-site spa, fitness center, pool, and family adventures

  • Home to some of the best restaurants on the island

Cauayan Island Resort - Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan A private island resort surrounded by beauty
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Cauayan Island Resort - Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan

Cauayan Island Resort is a private island resort that is surrounded by natural beauty and is a tranquil place to stay in the Philippines. The resort has 29 villas and offers complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, on-demand butler service, a dive shop, a spa, a restaurant/bar, and an activity center. There are five types of villas to choose from, including pool villas with their very own pools. When you stay here, it’s fun to go island hopping, diving, trekking, kayaking, and snorkeling – Palawan is one of the top snorkeling spots in Southeast Asia. You can also do yoga, take a dip in the infinity pool, and work out at the fitness center. The Cauayan Restaurant has a great menu with fusion dishes, and private dining and elite dinners on the beach area are also options.

Key Amenities:

  • Complimentary breakfast and on-demand butler service

  • On-site dive shop, spa, restaurant/bar, and activity center

  • Five types of villas to choose from, including some with private pools

  • Infinity pool and fitness center

Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa - Puerto Princesa Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa
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Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa - Puerto Princesa

If a private island sounds like the perfect vacation getaway for you, consider the Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa for your trip to the Philippines. This resort offers beach villas that face the beach and bay cottages that overlook the bright blue waters on a beloved island anyone wouldn’t mind being stranded on. Families traveling with children may enjoy reduced stay rates for the kids.

Key Activities:

  • Accommodation in beachfront villas and bayside cottages

  • Reduced stay rates for kids

  • Spa, restaurant, pool, and hot tub on-site

Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa - Panglao Island, Bohol Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa
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Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa - Panglao Island, Bohol

The Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa is home to luxury villas, each inspired by Filipino culture and local customs on Panglao Island. This resort is located on the southern tip of Bohol, and the most luxurious room is the Presidential Villa, which has two bedrooms and an infinity pool with a whirlpool. Most of the thatched villas have private swimming pools as well. It’s located in a truly beautiful area of the island, with cliffs, ravines, caves, mountains, vegetation, and views of the sea.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in luxury villas with private plunge pools

  • Spa packages available for spa lovers, couples, and families

  • Waterfront restaurant on-site serving traditional Boholano and Filipino cuisine

Okada Manila - Manila Okada Manila
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Okada Manila - Manila

Okada is a resort in the Philippines that is located on 42 hectares of scenic oceanfront. You can experience world-class luxury in Manila with a stay at this resort and enhance your well-being at the same time. Experiences that you can have at Okada include Asian massage, foot reflexology, and indoor and outdoor pools. There are over a wide variety of dining options at the resort, which makes it an excellent place for luxury travelers who are also foodies. There’s a casino onsite for some gaming fun as well, and plenty of things to do and see in Manila.

Key Amenities:

  • An impressive number of on-site dining options

  • Indoor and outdoor pools

  • On-site spa and casino

The Peninsula Manila - Manila The Peninsula Manila
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The Peninsula Manila - Manila

Book your stay at the Peninsula Manila and enjoy a sophisticated stay in the center of one of the Philippines’ most incredible destinations. This highly-rated hotel is in the principal central business districts of Makati and Bonifacio Global City. It is one of the finest luxury hotels in the world and also offers a spa, pool, and fitness center. Guests love the Art Gallery in the Sky, which is a luxurious 90-seat club lounge, luxury rides in the Jeepney, and sampling the deliciously sweet dessert of sweetened fruits and beans called Halo-halo.

Key Amenities:

  • Located in the central business district of Makati and Bonifacio Global City

  • On-site spa, pool, and fitness center

  • Home to the Art Gallery in the Sky, a 90-seat club lounge

Raffles Makati - Makati 30-story masterpiece in the heart of the financial district
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Raffles Makati - Makati

Raffles Makati is a 30-floor architectural masterpiece in the financial district of Makati. It is in the commercial area and within walking distance of the Ayala Museum and other arts and culture attractions. There is an onsite restaurant, Mirèio à la Maison, that sits nine floors above the city and features traditional French cooking techniques with Mediterranean influences. The hotel has won numerous awards and is a top luxury pick in the Philippines.  

Key Amenities:

  • Within walking distance of popular arts and culture attractions

  • On-site French-Mediterranean restaurant that sits nine floors above the city

  • Spa with signature treatments that highlight techniques from Filipino culture

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